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Groundhog Club co-handler John Griffiths, center, holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 133rd celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. Phil's handlers said that the groundhog has forecast an early spring. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Groundhog Day is the only non-problematic holiday of the year

One of the weirdest days of the year passed Saturday when America stopped and waited upon the actions of a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil to play the role of meteorologist. And somehow nobody has questioned this tradition in the nearly 150 years that Groundhog Day has existed. In fact, in Pennsylvania, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club celebrated Groundhog Day from Sunday, Jan. 27 to yesterday, nearly the same number of nights dedicated to Hanukkah — an entire religious holiday.


Career Showcase isn’t your only ticket to success

Time to break out the blazers because Career Showcase is approaching. Next Tuesday students will be running back and forth between classes and the O’Connell Center, hoping to make that one life-changing connection. It’s the perfect opportunity to talk to your dream company, and it can feel like your one chance at a big break. But then the nerves start to set in and the doubts in the back of your mind creep in.

Zac Efron as Ted Bundy in the trailer for “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.” 

The media is romanticizing the murderer

For the past few weeks our Twitter timelines have blown up with tweets about “You,” a recently released thriller series on Netflix. The show, which aired on Lifetime last fall, tells the story of Joe Goldberg and his infatuation with Guinevere Beck, a woman he develops an unhealthy relationship with, eventually leading him to stalking and murdering.


Controversies of the women’s march

After the original organizers of the march had a falling out in 2017, the Women’s March has seen a wave of controversy over how it should be led. In 2017, during and after the first Women’s March, a struggle about the argument of privilege began in regards to women’s rights.

Florida and how 2019 is righting wrongs

Florida and how 2019 is righting wrongs

Every state and its government have issues that need to be addressed, and Florida is no exception. Florida has made a number of mistakes over its entire 173 years of existence as a part of the U.S., many of them concerning racism.


The relevancy of award shows today

Sunday night, the red carpet rolled out, marking the beginning of the award show season for Hollywood. Celebrities dressed to the nines, some hope to take home a Golden Globe and others there to bask in the opulence of the night.


Creating a New Home At UF

For about three weeks a year in December, UF becomes vacant, a school without its students. It loses its heart: the students, professors and staff who create an entire world that revolves around the university. When these people return, UF once again becomes the thriving well-oiled machine it was meant to be.

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